Wilmot Collins was born, raised and partly educated in Liberia, West Africa. Wilmot, a former refugee, arrived in the United States in 1994 and now resides in Helena with his wife, who's a registered nurse at VA Montana and also an Army Reservist. Their daughter is Active Duty Navy, and their son graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Presently, Wilmot is a Child Protection Specialist with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, and a recently retired U. S. Navy Reservist. Prior to working with MT DPHHS, Wilmot worked at VA Montana for many years as an Administrative Officer for Facility Management and also as a Public Affairs Specialist and Minority Veterans Program Coordinator. Wilmot is very active on several boards: United Way of Lewis and Clark Area, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance. Wilmot holds a Master's degree in Human Resources Management.